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Disclaimer: I'll use 'post' to refer to both questions and answers. I believe the same applies for both. So, all 'intervention' actions are ways to tell the original poster that something is not good or not good enough. The gap between not good and not good enough will likely help to define the approach. From 'Not Good Enough' to 'WTF': When a post is ...


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In my opinion, those are all valid responses. Depends on what you mean by "dodgy". Below are some opinions about some of the related issues. I've tried to highlight the fact that these are opinions by being somewhat lighthearted. Meta is where the culture is formed. IMHO you've done right to ask in meta - this is where we form the culture, the norms ...


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The Privileges page is now part of the Help Center, and can be broken down into four categories. One of the challenges a Stack Exchange beta site must overcome is gaining passionate contributors. To succeed, the site cannot rely on diamond moderators alone. Instead, users who have reached certain moderation privilege thresholds would step in and help keep ...


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Yes and no... Yes - we definitely need a new moderator more at least! No - on beta sites there's no election process. Instead, the current mods / SE staff invite valuable members to help on the burden. We're discussing the latter with the community managers and we expect to have news very soon. Thanks! Update 1 (20/Mar): Still waiting feedback from ...


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Your mod team here has supported the idea of getting some backup, as the older answer here shows. Today, I am happy to announce that CodeGnome is joining the mod team here to provide them with that support! Please join me in welcoming this familiar face to the new job!


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First, the question you should be asking is "Is there a consensus among the community", not moderators, as it is the community here who runs this site. Diamond moderators are here to handle exceptional circumstances. The 5 users who voted to close your post are all users of Project Management Stack Exchange who have contributed enough to gain the ...


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The link you provided is great! The first phrase to come to my mind to answer this: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. So, instead of doing a massive amount of edits that adds low / no value and having them stockpiling on the edition queue, you could add comments on these questions to ...


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What Happened to the Spammy Posts The two posts you referenced were addressed by the community, but insufficient action was taken by users with sufficient voting privileges. I eventually deleted those questions outright, rather than treating them as spam, for the reasons outlined in the accepted answer to a related meta question. Flag Aging Flags can and ...


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This is sort of a late answer, but I wanted to add that I oftentimes check the PMSE Notice Board for activity. CodeGnome and Aziz hang out in there quite a bit, and we often post links to questions that we need to watch. I'm thinking if more higher rep users in the 500+ range dropped by, it could help get those extra close votes needed to put on hold some ...


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TL;DR Product management as it relates to project management is certainly on-topic here, but other aspects of product or portfolio management are out of scope. In particular, the roles and responsibilities of a Product Manager within a given project-management framework are likely to be very much within the scope of this site. Analysis of Your Referenced ...


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The Problem The original question, which the OP keeps rolling back, is off-topic for a number of reasons defined in our Help Center, including: "your question is just a rant in disguise: “______ sucks, am I right?” The OP says: "I blame our Agile approach for encouraging this particular problem, am I wrong?" "there is no actual problem to be solved: “...


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Think About Semantic Clarity of the Question Context matters, and clarity is often the determining factor for me when I review titles. For example: ruby: chars in var name This is a terrible title for many reasons, and the tag being in the title is only one of them. Contrast this with the question below. What characters are allowed when defining a ...


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TL;DR I've deleted the duplicate, but I can't really do more than speculate about why the flag was declined before, and offer some suggestions about how to flag this type of thing in the future. Helpful/Disputed Flags As I currently understand it, the helpful/disputed flags are the result of actions taken (or not) by the mods, rather than something the ...


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Deleted, Not Flagged I eventually opted to delete the answers without flagging them as spam. I did this because: They were low quality, but not necessarily spam. The links in the edit history would have continued to feed SEO in the event that they were spam. Deleting the questions without flagging as spam seems less likely to result in punitive action by ...


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Really liked the stats we got, Shog! I believe our community is steadily improving along the years. I got curious with Danny's question and decided to dig down a bit in our number of users and levels and here goes the analysis I got. My reading of these numbers are: It's really hard to engage new users to the point they contribute back to the community ...


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The OP is rolling back the question to a format which does not meet the PM.SE guidelines for a lot of reasons include opinion-based. Either the edits are enforced or the question needs closed. It is clear the OP is now trolling the site and I have flagged this to Mods who have not taken action.


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